The new neighborhood at the foot of Stuttgart’s Relenberg is defined and characterized by the broad expanse of green space in which its buildings are embedded. Clear design principles such as modular proportions, earth-tone stucco facades and tall windows create an enclave of high architectural quality and distinct spaces. A former scientific institute, preserved as a cultural land- mark, stands at the entrance to a small plaza and the semipublic gardens within. In a continuation of local architectural tradition, this new residential development is made up of freestanding townhouses; together they form a “garden of villas.” Structured volumes, facing the street but slightly set back, draw on a classic architectural model. Individual variations in serial elements such as windows, loggias and setbacks produce great freedom in structural design while main- taining a consistent overall appearance. The seven villas, along with the former institute, form an architectural ensemble that extends the idea of the campus, taking in the nearby faculty apartments as well. The positioning of the volumes in relation to one another allows for windows on all sides, providing multiple views into the shared garden.